Dale Mohlenhoff Letter

Man I love attorneys… I got a letter from Dale Mohlenhoff today, letting me know that “my website” uses the phrase CREDIT AFTER BANKRUPTCY somewhere. Since American Debt Foundation has a registered service mark for that phrase, it is his belief that consumers are confused that when they are on “my site”, they think they are on American Debt Foundation’s site.

Let’s take a moment and forget the fact that Dale forgets to actually mention what the address or domain (or even name) of the offending site is… but even if he had, considering I don’t have any sites that have anything to do with bankruptcy, I think it should be interesting for them show the following in a court of law:

“…imitation of a registered mark in connection with the sale, offering for sale, distribution, or advertising of any goods or services on or in connection with which such use is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive…”

I looked up the service mark, and it has to do with “Conducting workshops and seminars in the fields of financial education, bankruptcy information, and credit re-establishment and credit acquisition as well as audio and video tapes.” Maybe I should put up a poll on Digital Point Solutions to find out how many people using ISP billing software or free webmaster tools thought they were actually attending a bankruptcy seminar or purchasing audio tapes. heh

Another interesting thing about this letter, is it keeps referencing an enclosed attachment that doesn’t exist. Maybe the opened envelope is the attachment? {shrug} Maybe he should get a job with Winn and Sims. Oh well, whatever… at least it gives me something to yammer about on my blog. haha

4 thoughts on “Dale Mohlenhoff Letter”

  1. This just shows me that the intimidation tactics must work somewhere. People should be more educated and empored. Heck, i can see some little site owner out there taking down his whole site had he/she been getting the same kind of letter …

  2. Your bankruptcy seminar sucks. In all the posts I’ve read I’ve never come across 1 good bit of bankruptcy information. Also, there are no snacks.

  3. hi i am a Möhlenhoff from Belgium in Europe
    i have 46 years
    mi english is limited sorry
    dou you can speak french?
    i have educed out of mi family en i want know is possible you are mi very far parent
    mi son come from deutchland a 2 years en no found living direct parents after the war 40/45 in stad DUISBURG
    i want just know mi family no other idea
    you response to my letter i m happy en stop
    you know other Mohlenhoff come from deutchland in the past for USA i happy receive just a little letter to mi mail
    en you make not response i wishe you a good journey
    tanks
    Alain Möhlenhoff
    project responsible
    A T btcctb for the belgian coopération in RDC

    alain Möhlenhoff
    8 rue A.Libert
    4600 Visé Belgium

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